Managing your server room: getting the right rack system will help

Ecl-ips can offer a range of solutions to storing IT devices

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If you are struggling with organising your server room or IT equipment then it may be time to look at a proper rack system. You need to be aware that IT equipment produces a lot of heat so having cabinets that will help you manage temperature is essential. Additionally, ensuring cabling is managed and IT devices are properly spaced is vital if you want to avoid IT downtime because of equipment failure.

Modern enclosures are designed to support a greater number and variety of applications and devices than ever before. The appliances that may need storing include servers, storage, switches, routers, power distribution units, console port servers and KVM switches. Whether it’s a network closet, a server room, or a data centre of any size, IT operations rely on enclosure and rack systems for support, organisation, and management of the rack-mount equipment.

Ecl-ips supplies a selection of enclosures and rack systems from APC as well as the Environ range of enclosures. For example, the APC NetShelter SV range of cabinets are universal IT enclosures. These cabinets maintain a strong focus on cooling, power distribution, and cable management to provide a reliable rack-mounting environment for mission-critical equipment but with optional features such as side panels, casters, and rear cable channel that reduces the cost of the base enclosure.

We can also offer the APC NetShelter SX which is a multi-functional rack enclosure influenced by customer feedback from around the world. These enclosures are designed to meet current IT market trends and applications ranging from high density computing and networking to broadcast and audio-video. APC has built the NetShelter SX rack enclosure with a strong focus on cooling, power distribution, cable management and environmental monitoring so it provides a reliable rack-mounting environment for mission-critical equipment.

If you have a small business or are operating in a small branch office where space is at a premium and your budget is tight you can choose the APC NetShelter CX enclosures. The enclosure is an ultra-portable, secure, economic, plug-and-play IT solution. You simply roll it in to the open office, put your equipment inside, plug it in and close the doors. With the NetShelter CX Soundproofed ‘Server Room in a Box’ you can get back to focusing on your core business quickly and easily. The NetShelter CX server enclosure is an innovative answer to today’s, and tomorrow’s, dynamic IT infrastructure requirements.

Meanwhile, the ENVIRON range of racks, cabinets and open frames from Excel offer an extensive selection that makes them ideal for a wide range of applications.

You can purchase enclosures and cabinets from Ecl-ips using our online shop. However, if you want expert advice on the right rack system for you contact us, we will be happy to help.